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Details on June 4th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

Draymond Green in NBA Live 15

The 2015 NBA Finals are upon us, which means the 2014-2015 season is almost at its end. Nevertheless, EA Sports continues to push through roster updates for NBA Live 15, with the latest one containing lineups accurate as of June 4th, 2015. It also includes more than 240 ratings changes; for a full breakdown, be sure to check out this spreadsheet.

Two players who will be seeing a lot of action in the NBA Finals are spotlighted in the latest NBA Live 15 roster: Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, and Timofey Mozgov of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Green’s continued brilliance at the defensive end has earned him a two point increase to his Blocks rating, and a one point improvement to his Post Defense rating. Mozgov meanwhile has received a one point increase to both his Blocks and Help Defense ratings, as he continues to be a valuable contributor for the Cavs.

Any thoughts on the latest roster? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

NLSC Podcast – Episode #119

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With last week’s NBA 2K16 news, the 2015 NBA Finals ready to tip off, a few coaching changes, and some more topic suggestions from the community, Arcane and I have plenty to talk about in Episode #119 of the NLSC Podcast. Tune in now!

  • Last week’s episode of NBA 2KTV delivered the goods as far as NBA 2K16 tidbits are concerned. We give our thoughts on what we’ve learned so far.
  • We’ve gotten a second wind for binging on NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, so we share a few of our recent basketball gaming experiences, including some thoughts on the value of Ultimate Team packs.
  • In some breaking news, we have new details on Spike Lee’s involvement with NBA 2K16’s MyCAREER mode. What do we make of it?
  • We give our thoughts on a topic Kenny discussed in his latest column: direct passing into the backcourt, and vision/awareness “cones”.
  • What are our experiences playing real basketball? We reminisce fondly.
  • E3 is quickly approaching, and should bring details on NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16. Oh yeah, and Fallout 4. One of us is rather excited about that.
  • It’s our last chance to change our 2015 NBA Finals predictions. Have we had a change of heart?
  • What do we think of the criteria for flagrant fouls?
  • The Chicago Bulls have fired Tom Thibodeau, and brought in Fred Hoiberg. We comment on the change, and other coaching hires around the league.
  • Is Dwyane Wade looking to move on from the Miami Heat?

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Details on May 28th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, containing line-ups that have been updated through May 28th, 2015. It also contains around 500 ratings changes, and seven player accessory updates. You can check out a full breakdown of all the changes in the May 28th roster in this spreadsheet.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith has been spotlighted again this week, along with James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Smith’s fine play off the bench has continued through the Eastern Conference Finals, and as such, he’s now rated 82 overall in NBA Live 15. Despite a couple of stinkers in Game 3 and Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Harden’s play throughout the rest of the series including his stellar performance in Game 4 has also earned him a boost, and he now sits at 90 overall.

As always, feel free to add any thoughts on the rosters in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

Details on May 21st Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, with line-ups that have been updated through May 21st, 2015. The latest roster contains more than 1200 ratings changes, along with 11 player accessory updates. For a full breakdown of all the changes, be sure to check out this spreadsheet.

J.R. Smith is in the spotlight this week, as his performance in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second round series with the Chicago Bulls earned him a one point improvement to 81 overall. If his play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is any indication of the groove that he’s in, it’s likely that he’ll be receiving another boost in next week’s roster.

Speaking of the Chicago Bulls, six of their players dropped one point overall, after struggling in their season ending series with the Cavaliers. Joakim Noah was singled out in EA’s bulletin, noting that he averaged just five points per game on 33% shooting.

As teams have been eliminated from the Playoffs, their rosters have been reset to their “prime” line-ups, ignoring any injuries. While this is certainly a welcome decision, we do sorely need the ability to customise rosters and reset injury flags in NBA Live 16.

If you have any thoughts on the latest update, feel free to post them in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #117

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With no interruptions in sight this week, we’re sticking to our regular schedule with the release of Episode #117 of the NLSC Podcast! Join Arcane and I as we discuss a couple of recent issues in the world of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, the latest results from the 2015 NBA Playoffs, and open up our mailbag to talk about some more of your suggested topics.

  • In honour of David Letterman’s impending retirement, we present the Top 10 Things Every Basketball Gamer Does!
  • We cover some of the recent content updates for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, and revisit the issue of difficult jumpshots in NBA Live 15, post-patch.
  • No new retro games in Andrew’s collection this week, but a happy ending as far as getting the problematic copy of NBA Street Vol. 2 to work.
  • The Chicago Bulls have gone fishing. Has Tom Thibodeau’s tenure in the Windy City come to an end?
  • A spectacular collapse saw the Los Angeles Clippers give up a 3-1 series lead to the Houston Rockets. What’s next for them?
  • We catch up on the rest of the NBA Playoffs to date, give our predictions for both Conference Finals series, and discuss Game 1 of Warriors vs. Rockets.
  • After almost forgetting all about it, we talk about this year’s NBA Draft Lottery. We don’t buy into any conspiracy theories, but we do feel sorry for New York Knicks fans.
  • We chat about the future of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Story Threads section of the Forum, and Kevin Garnett.
  • Episode #117 closes with a Tweet from a less-than-impressed Kobe Bryant.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Details on May 14th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, featuring lineups that have been updated through May 14th, 2015. The roster also contains more than 1400 ratings changes, and seven player accessory updates. For a full breakdown of all the changes in the May 14th roster for NBA Live 15, check out this spreadsheet.

The two players in the spotlight this week are Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Randolph’s steady scoring for the Grizzlies has resulted in a ratings boost that brings him up to 86 overall, while Tristan Thompson’s production in place of the injured Kevin Love has bumped his overall up to 78.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts on the latest roster in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

Details on May 7th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, containing Playoff rosters updated through May 7th. The latest roster contains over 1100 ratings changes, and 11 player accessory updates. For a complete overview of all the changes, be sure to check out this spreadsheet.

The two players in the spotlight this week are LeBron James and Chris Paul. LeBron’s numbers in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first round sweep of the Boston Celtics have earned him a one point boost to his overall (now 95), though his headband hasn’t been re-added yet. Meanwhile, CP3’s gutsy performance in the Los Angeles Clippers’ epic seven game series against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs has seen him receive a boost to his clutch rating, and an increase to 94 overall.

As always, feel free to post any thoughts on the roster in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum!

Details on April 30th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

This week’s roster update has come through for NBA Live 15. The April 30th roster features over 1300 ratings changes, and seven player accessory updates. For a full breakdown of the changes in the latest roster, check out this spreadsheet.

The two players that EA Sports are spotlighting in this week’s update are Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs, and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans. Mills’ performance thus far in the Spurs’ series against the Los Angeles Clippers has seen him increase to 75 overall, while Gordon’s play in the Pelicans’ first round loss to the Golden State Warriors has earned him a 79 overall rating.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #115

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I’m back in the 21st Century with a working broadband connection, so Arcane and I were able to record Episode #115 of the NLSC Podcast, which we’re presenting to you today. This week’s topics include the NBA Live 16 Wishlist, NBA 2K16 rumours, the latest action from the 2015 NBA Playoffs, and more.

  • We’re still collecting some great feedback for our NBA Live 16 Wishlist. A recent Tweet from the official NBA Live Twitter account also demonstrates that our ideas are not going unnoticed.
  • Have the NBA 2K16 cover players been leaked? Last week’s Polygon report has provided us with a few rumours to discuss.
  • The Playoffs are bringing new content for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, mostly for Ultimate Team and MyTEAM.
  • We recap some recent releases in the NBA Live and NBA 2K patching community.
  • Speaking of patching, we once again discuss the notion that 2K has done wrong by the modding community with NBA 2K15’s restrictions.
  • Retro Basketball Video Game Talk is seemingly becoming a weekly segment. In the spotlight this week: Total NBA ’96 for the original PlayStation.
  • Moving on to the 2015 NBA Playoffs, we recap and give our thoughts on all the action so far.
  • Rajon Rondo certainly doesn’t appear likely to return to the Mavericks next year. We discuss where he might end up.
  • The Houston Rockets fired their social media manager following a controversial Tweet. Fair or foul?
  • Billy Donovan is close to replacing Scott Brooks as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s coach.
  • We wrap up Episode #115 with promising news for Nike fanboys…which would include us.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Details on April 23rd Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, with lineups updated through April 23rd, 2015. The latest roster features more than 3700 ratings changes, and five player movement updates. For a full breakdown of all the changes in the April 23rd roster, check out this spreadsheet.

Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard are the players in the spotlight this week. Both players are looking good early on in the 2015 NBA Playoffs, despite battling injuries this year. Rose’s overall rating has increased one point to 86, while Howard has also received a one point boost to 88 overall.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

Playoffs Content In NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

In celebration of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, new challenges and content are coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team:

FIRST ROUND CHALLENGES

Each of the 16 playoff teams has a single two-game Challenge, and completing that Challenge awards two Playoff Edition Players from that team.

Those Playoff Edition Players be available for the duration of that series. When that’s done, a Series Winner Challenge will lead into the next round.

HIGH VALUE COIN-UP CHALLENGES

Throughout the postseason, players can compete in high-value Coin Up Challenges. Playoff Edition players are required to enter, and the challenges will focus on key games in a team’s series.

The Challenges provide a higher Coin value reward, up to 15,000 Coins.

PLAYOFF EDITION PLAYERS

New Playoff Edition Items for participating players will be found in Packs, as Bundle Toppers, and as Rewards for Playoff Challenges.

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

Details on the April 16th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 15, accurate as of April 16th, 2015. The latest roster contains over 3000 ratings changes, two player movement updates, and three player accessory changes. For a full list of changes in the roster, be sure to check out this spreadsheet.

EA are spotlighting a couple of rookies in the latest roster: Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic, and Langston Galloway of the New York Knicks. Payton’s performance after the All-Star break has earned him an increase to 79 overall, while Galloway’s increased minutes as the season wound down has led to a one point increase to 71 overall.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts on the latest roster below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Details on April 9th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 15, featuring lineups that have been updated through April 9th, 2015. The roster includes over 3500 ratings changes, 13 player movement updates, and eight player accessory changes.

The two players that EA Sports are spotlighting in the latest roster are C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Aaron Brooks of the Chicago Bulls. McCollum’s increased playing time and production in Wesley Matthews’ absence has seen him jump two points to 70 overall, while Brooks’ performance while filling in for Derrick Rose has resulted in an increase to 76 overall, also a two point boost.

As always, feel free to post any thoughts on the latest roster update in the comments below, as well as in the feedback thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #113

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After yet another brief hiatus last week, we’re looking to resume our regular broadcasts starting with Episode #113 of the NLSC Podcast! Join Arcane and myself as we catch up on all the latest NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, discuss what’s going on in the NBA right now, and even get a little nostalgic. This week’s topics include:

  • Patch #4 for NBA 2K15 is finally out on Xbox One. Since we’ve had the patch since March 12th, we offer up some overdue impressions.
  • We also give our latest thoughts on NBA Live 15 following all of its patches, and catch up on some other NBA Live and NBA 2K news.
  • The official website of the Phoenix Suns recently ran retrospectives on NBA Live 95 and NBA Jam. We react to their Live vs. Jam debate, and provide our own perspective and recollections.
  • It’s been 20 years since Michael Jordan declared “I’m Back”. We discuss a special project for NBA Live 2005-08 PC that’s somewhat related to the occasion.
  • What are our three favourite Michael Jordan games?
  • Steve Nash has announced his retirement, leading us to reflect on his career.
  • With Kevin Durant out for the season, Russell Westbrook keeps putting up big numbers. Will he win the scoring race with James Harden?
  • We mention a couple of interesting tidbits concerning the Los Angeles Lakers: one a dubious distinction, the other a somewhat surprising fact.
  • As the Spurs make history with their sixteenth consecutive 50+ win season, we reflect on their success in the past couple of decades.
  • We wrap up the show with some interesting features of the PlayStation 4, and some more Michael Jordan trivia.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Details on the April 2nd Roster for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, with lineups that have been updated through April 2nd. The roster also contains over 3700 ratings updates, and reflects the recent retirement of future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash.

Dwyane Wade and Kelly Olynyk are the two players in the spotlight this week. Wade’s overall has increased to 85 following his recent play, including a 40 point, six rebound and four assist performance in the Miami Heat’s win over the Detroit Pistons. Olynyk meanwhile has been very productive off the bench for the Boston Celtics, improving one point to 78 overall in the latest roster as a result.

You can check out a spreadsheet listing all of the changes in the April 2nd roster here. If you have any feedback on the rosters, feel free to post it in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.